On October 28, local time, a cemetery with the remains of about 5,000 people was discovered in the Gatsibo district of eastern Rwanda.
Local officials said the victims may be victims of genocide. Local officials also said that the excavation of the cemetery has begun and is expected to last three weeks.
From April to July 1994, large-scale violent clashes broke out between the Tutsi and Hutu tribes of Rwanda. A total of 500,000 to 1 million people were massacred. Most of the victims were Tutsi.
In December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to designate April 7 each year as “International Day for Reflection on the Rwanda Holocaust”.
In January 2018, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to change the official name of the Rwanda Holocaust Remembrance Day to “Rethinking the 1994 International Day of the Rwanda Holocaust against the Tutsi”.